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The Reality of Blue's Story Precludes Dramatic Tension in the Opera

July 31, 2019 | George Loomis, Musical America
Among the plethora of operas having their world premieres by American opera companies this summer, several take on racially charged subjects. Last month Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones , based on a memoir by New York Times … » Read
 

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Das Wunder der Heliane Is Indeed a Wonder

July 29, 2019 | Clive Pagett, Musical America
It was over 25 years ago that Decca’s pioneering Entartete Musik series released the world premiere recording of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane ( The Miracle of Heliane ). Entartete Musik, or “degenerate … » Read
 

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Teatro Nuovo Strikes Again, This Time with Rossini

July 24, 2019 | George Loomis, Musical America
Teatro Nuovo followed up its exciting account of Bellini’s La Straniera last week with a memorable presentation the very next evening (July 18) at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater of another bel canto masterpiece, Rossini’s … » Read
 

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At Twood: Fleming and Gilfrey Premiere Kevin Puts's Latest

July 23, 2019 |
Clive Paget, Musical America
LENOX, MA -- July 20, 2019, and as much of America melts in an unprecedented heatwave, at Tanglewood the thermometer hits 100 degrees. Spare a thought, therefore, for Renée Fleming, Rod Gilfry, Andris Nelsons, and the valiant musicians of … » Read
 

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Fledging Opera Co Scales the Heights with Vintage Bellini

July 19, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
One of his first big hits, Bellini’s La Straniera is among the composer’s most musically daring and dramatically imaginative works. Nevertheless, well before the end of the 19th century it had fallen firmly out of the repertoire. … » Read
 

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Van Cliburn: A Different Approach

July 16, 2019 | Spencer Myer, Musical America
Film, television, sports, and other mainstream media have historically birthed a long list of celebrities—those of worldwide, grand status—while it remains easy to count on one hand (maybe two) the number of worldwide celebrities in … » Read
 
 

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